About Pampered Pets Inn

We treat your pets like family

We provide exceptional service levels and extra care and convenience for traveling and busy pet owners 365 days a year. Our mission is to care for our pet guests with love, compassion and professionalism, providing a premium experience for pets and their parents. We value and make the most of the time that your pet spends in our care.


We attract and retain a staff of pet lovers that serve our customers and their pets as family members.   Our staff of specialists is knowledgeable, professional, and passionate about our mission. It’s not just a job; we are a fun place to start or build a rewarding career.


In all we do, we treat each other with honesty, integrity, respect and service.   When we do it well, it sustains and grows our business in a manner that will sustain and grow everyone involved with it.

Meet the Owners: Chris Braund & Karen Van Sickler

In all their years together, Chris and Karen have raised a number of wonderful dogs, becoming familiar with many pet lodging facilities in the process. They’ve traveled extensively in their careers and have been responsible for running cities, building software, merging corporations and leading teams that have fun and deliver exceptional service. But it’s their housemates that have always brought them the greatest joy, so they are purposeful in their involvement in a business that brings them into contact with so many pets and pet lovers. They purchased Pampered Pets Inn in October 2016 and updated the facility, processes and staffing structure in order to deliver the quality of care they themselves would expect for their pets.

Joining them in this endeavor is Macy, who began her life on the streets and then a shelter, but found a home with Chris and Karen. She serves as consultant and playmate at Pampered Pets Inn.

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Meet Our Senior Staff

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Jessica Hammerman

Office Manager

Jessica's favorite part about working at PPI is building great relationships with all the pets and their families. Every work day is exciting, and her dogs Arrow and Archer LOVE coming to work to see their friends each week.
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Jessie Walker

Pet Services Manager

Jessie loves taking care of all the dogs and cats, learning each personality, and educating others about proper pet care. She also enjoys being part of a family owned and operated business.

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Megan Staub

Pet Services Manager

Megan's favorite part about working at PPI is making connections with new people and their pets! She loves getting to interact with all the different pets in our facility and taking care of them during their stay. Megan is also our certified Vet Tech on staff!

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Kaelyn Alexander

Pet Services Supervisor

Kaelyn's favorite part about working at PPI is being part of an amazing, hardworking, and dedicated team. Each new dog guest that comes in brings along a new personality to discover and with that comes fun challenges like finding the best playgroup for them. It is very rewarding to curate a group of dogs that can play well together and seeing their happy faces makes every day great!
Denny Sorenson

Denny Sorenson

Facilities Supervisor

Denny's favorite part of working at PPI is ensuring everybody is in a safe and healthy environment. He enjoys being able to create and maintain a great interior and exterior for our guests during their stay.

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Claire Omerza

HR Generalist / Marketing Coordinator

Claire discovers and develops talent with our fantastic staff and enjoys creating social media content for pet parents. Interacting with the pets in their play environment gives her a funny look into pet interactions and also gives her an opportunity to put a smile on people's faces every day. Her favorite part about the job is bringing together individuals from different backgrounds with the same passion and love for animals and seeing them in action caring for your pets.

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Shelby Galtieri

Senior Pet Concierge

Maintaining relationships with long time clients pets and owners is what makes working at PPI so rewarding for Shelby. She also enjoys being able to create relationships with our new clients but most importantly getting to love on all of the pets and experience all of their personalities.

Emily Bustle

Emily Bustle

Senior Pet Concierge

Emily enjoys getting the opportunity to meet and fall in love with all the animals that come to stay. Building connections with the pets and their owners is very important and rewarding to her. She also loves the team she gets to work with that makes every day enjoyable! Emily's pup June always loves tagging along to work and playing with her daycare friends.

Laurel Gainey and dog

Laurel Gainey

Spa Lead/Shift Lead

Laurel loves working in the spa and making pets feel pampered and look great! She also loves getting to be around dogs and cats all day long, including her pets Apollo & Athena.

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Hannah Kauffman

shift lead

Hannah's favorite part about working at PPI is getting to see the same dogs come for daycare throughout the week. She enjoys coming to work and  being able to recognize and feel a connection with our pet guests. She says it's also a nice surprise to see dogs that she hasn't seen in awhile! "There’s nothing like the feeling when a guest recognizes you and instantly shows excitement!". Hannah also has two cats of her own at home so she loves giving our Cattery guests lots of love and attention.

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Christopher Hickerson

shift lead/spa lead

Chris is a senior member of the PPI team and his favorite part about working here is the connection that he makes with each and every pet that comes through our front door.  It does not matter if they only stay for a single day of daycare or board with us.  They always find their reserved spot in his heart. He looks forward to caring for each of your pets like they are his own.

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Ashley McClure

spa lead

Ashley enjoys making sure your pets are comfortable and excited to receive their spa services and play with their friends, as well as making sure our staff-in-training feel prepared and confident in their abilities.  One of her favorite parts about working at PPI is witnessing parents' faces light up when they see how fresh, clean, and happy their pets are at pick-up.

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London Teare

Dog Trainer

London enjoys building trust and enriching our training guests' time with us. By creating a strong relationship, she can watch them grow in their abilities and confidence and transfer that knowledge to the pet's parents. Helping families have happy, loving pets that they can better communicate with is her number 1 goal.